| Dec 29, 2007
A massage for a lawmaker's wife. Circus tickets for his kids. Keys to a mountain cabin for the weekend. A donation to his favorite charity or one that flies him across the world on an "educational" trip.
There are many ways to get a politician's...
| Jan 11, 2008
Cadillac unveiled a concept car this week that runs partially on hydrogen, adding to the ranks of futuristic vehicles powered by the universe's most common element. Yet even if you could drive it -- there's only one now -- you couldn't get from L.A. to...
| Sep 28, 2010
| 1:57 PM
SAN BRUNO -- Officials say an eighth victim has died from the gas line explosion that consumed a Northern California neighborhood earlier this month.
The San Mateo County coroner's office said Tuesday it was notified of 58-year-old James Emil Franco's...
| Oct 6, 2010
The emergency plans for companies operating natural gas pipelines like the one that exploded in San Bruno, Calif., killing eight people and destroying a neighborhood, are effectively off-limits to the public and industry watchdogs because the federal...
| Oct 9, 2010
A woman is now safe and on the ground hours after her paraglider became tangled in power lines.
Witnesses report that just before 4 p.m. a glider struck the power lines and got stuck in power lines near Highway 49 and Woodridge Road.
Kara Gridley was...
| Oct 9, 2010
Tense moments after Kara Gridley, riding in a powered paraglider, crashed into some power lines.
"Oh, she hit. I grabbed the phone and dialed 911," witness Becky Burrow said.
"When PG&E arrived, they checked and it was still carrying 7,200 volts of...
| Oct 10, 2010
| 5:37 PM
NEVADA COUNTY--A crowd watched intently as a woman in a power-paraglider crashed into high voltage power lines, dangling there until she was rescued.
Cal Fire and Pacific Gas and electric crews gathered at the scene at around 5:00 p.m. Saturday to find...
| Oct 11, 2010
A review of public records shows the watchdog agency responsible for regulating public utilities has taken a mostly hands-off approach to violations by Pacific Gas and Electric Co.
Even though PG&E had more pipeline infractions than the rest of the...
| Oct 12, 2010
Commuters on busy Claribel Road have no idea that there's a leaking 8 inch gas line four feet underground right next to the road way.
A ground crew walking the line during an annual inspection detected the leak with a gas detector and it was later...
| Mar 29, 2010
2 men are sitting in the San Joaquin jail sobering up Monday, and they will need to find a new way home after their car caught fire.
Around 3:30 a.m., the driver drove into a home's garage at Bird Avenue and Tallahatchey Drive in Stockton, hitting the...